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New Mexico Drug Squad Kills Fugitive at Motel 6

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #777)
Consequences of Prohibition

Police in New Mexico shot and killed a man they were trying to arrest on drug charges Monday. Artesia resident Wesley Davis, 35, becomes the 8th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

Wesley Davis (New Mexico DPS)
According to KRQE TV, citing police sources, agents with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force went to arrest Davis on a felony drug warrant at the Motel 6 in Carlsbad. But "an altercation broke out when agents tried to arrest Davis, and he was shot twice."

He was transported to the Carlsbad hospital, where he died.

The initial reports made no mention of Davis being armed, nor did they provide any further information about the circumstances of his death.

The names of the police shooter or shooters have not been released. The killing is being investigated by the New Mexico State Police.

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CJ (not verified)

that was somebodies kid. somebodies friend. that was somebody.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:53am Permalink
Leriah (not verified)

In reply to by CJ (not verified)

yes he was he was like my dad i miss him so much and cops have no idea what they do to me on a daily basis my mom and dad are in jail and then wes was murdered

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:36pm Permalink
Anonymous8675309 (not verified)

They don't care about anything but shooting that damn gun!! They will lie and not think twice about destroying families! Can't trust any of them!!!
Thu, 03/28/2013 - 2:40pm Permalink
Anonymous0242 (not verified)

Wesley was one of my best friends and didn't deserve to die in the manner in which he did...Wesley was murdered!...executed by the officer that fired the first shot from his AR 15 directly into the back of Wesley's head and then walked up to him laying dead on the ground and fired yet another round into his head! The "verbal commands" he was given by the PVDTF was "wesley davis you piece of sh** dont fu***** move!" and then the shots rang out!
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:22am Permalink

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